Carrot Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe by smiles4u

I saved this one from a Cooking Light magazine. Lighter, yet all the flavor.

Top Review by PinkCherryBlossom

I think the first thing I should mention about this recipe is you must, must have an electric whisk to make this recipe, there is just no way you could make this by hand. It made a light fluffy cake which is more like a sponge than a traditional carrot cake. It was fairly easy to make however the instructions do contradict themselves and it will leave some people wondering what to do, my icing did not turn out properly and I am wondering if this is because I used the wrong amount of sugar? I also found mine needed more cooking time as well. I thought this recipe was ok but I wouldn't make it again mainly because it has nearly four cups of sugar in far too rich for me!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. To prepare cake, coat 13 x 9" baking pan with cooking spray, line bottom of pan with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. Place 9 Tbs butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl, beat with mixer at medium speed 5 minutes or until well blended.
  4. Add eggs and egg whites 1 at a time beating well after each addition until pale and fluffy.
  5. Beat in 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
  6. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt, stirring well.
  7. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture; mixing after each addition.
  8. Stir in carrot.
  9. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Tap pan once on counter to remove bubbles.
  10. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. Cool pan 10 minutes on wire rack, remove from pan, carefully peel off wax paper, cool completely.
  12. To prepare frosting, place cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/8 tsp salt in large bowl; beat with mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  13. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating at low speed until smooth.
  14. Stir in remaining 3/4 cup powdered sugar.
  15. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
  16. Spread frosting over top of cake.
  17. Garnish with sprinkles.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a